1.5 hour class
Join Damaris Copus for a friendly and relaxed evening, getting into the spirit of Christmas. Wreaths have much history and symbolism associated with them. They are usually made from evergreens and symbolize strength, as evergreens last even throughout the harshest winters.
Damaris will demonstrate and guide you through how to create a unique and long lasting wreath using your choice of freshly gathered greenery, beautiful berries and seed heads and, if you wish, ribbons or other trimmings.
Damaris has 25 years experience in wreath making. She started by making wholesale amounts of basic blue noble wreaths but quickly became more interested in nature inspired ‘wild wreaths’. When not wreath making or gathering materials from woods, hedgerows and meadows, she designs and plants up gardens for family, friends and clients. Her work could best be described as naturalistic. She loves bees, wild flowers and trees.
In this class
In this class students will pick up the essential skills needed to create a wonderfully festive Christmas wreath. These skills include:
- Bending and twisting pliable lengths of willow, hazel or dogwood to use as your frame
- How to use florists wire and tape to secure your foliage
- Understanding design, proportion, balance and placing of colour in your wreath
Now you can
- Gain inspiration to create more wreaths or table decorations at home with the family
- Decorate your home with personal and unique decorations
- Pass on all that you have learnt to others
There will be a large selection of materials available so that everyone can make their own truly unique wreath to take home. All materials and tools are provided by 'Fabrications'; all that is required of you is to bring a good-sized pinny to protect your clothes. Festive refreshments (mulled wine and snacks) will also be provided during the class.
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Fabrications
Fabrications - an East London based creative hub!
Fabrications is an independent gallery, shop and workshop dedicated to the best contemporary textile practice and design, with a particular interest in eco-conscious design.
Fabrications opened in June 2000 in a refurbished derelict shop on Broadway Market in Hackney, East London. The shop's founder, Barley Massey, has spent the last 20 years finding ingenious ways to turn scraps into original fabrics and using recycled materials to create cutting-edge items. Since 2012, "The Imaginarium", a fully-fitted working studio, has hosted workshops and classes.
Barley has been awarded as one of Kevin McCloud's (Grand Designs) Green Heroes for her minimally-processed, up-cycled products, which "demonstrate a lightness of touch backed up by a rigorous approach".
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.